Recovered Glass: United States

This report forecasts to 2023 US recovery of post-consumer glass from the US municipal solid waste (MSW) stream in short tons. For comparison, this report also forecasts to 2023 the total generation of post-consumer glass in the MSW stream. Total post-consumer glass recovery and generation are segmented by source product in terms of: beer and soft drink bottles, wine and liquor bottles, other bottles and jars, and durable goods (generation only).

To illustrate historical trends, total glass recovery, generation, and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2008 to 2018.

Pre-consumer glass (e.g., finished glass that breaks at a bottling or distribution facility) is excluded. The annual volume of glass recovered in the US from durable goods (e.g., appliances, furniture, and electronics) is negligible, and is therefore not included in total recovered glass.

Throughout this report, measures in tons refer to short tons.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
327213 Glass Container Manufacturing
423930 Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers
562111 Solid Waste Collection
562920 Materials Recovery Facilities

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